CRYING MONTREAL KIDS SHOWN HORROR FILM INSTEAD OF DETECTIVE PIKACHU

YOU HAD ONE JOB!!!

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Roman Christou, left, and Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen in a scene from "The Curse of La Llorona." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) ORG XMIT: CAET486

YOU HAD ONE JOB!!!

Of all the movies not to show a bunch of kids excited for Detective Pikachu — the child-friendly tale of a cute yellow creature — a jump-scare-laden horror flick about a ghost who is trying to snatch youngsters probably tops the list.

That, however, is what happened at a Montreal theatre last week.

The screening, witnessed and tweeted by Screen Rant‘s Ryan George, began with trailers for The Joker and Child’s Play — and also tears.

If you’re thinking that horror film trailers shouldn’t come before Detective Pikachu, you’re right.

But the trailers, in their twisted way, were a suitable coming attraction insofar as the movie that followed had nothing to do with Pokemon; it was The Curse of La Llorona, the latest entry in The Conjuring’s horror franchise.

“La Llorona is arguably the most frightening appearance of the supernatural in all The Conjuring instalments, besides Valak, the demon nun,” IMDB’s guide for parents says of the film, which is rated 13+ in Quebec. “La Llorona offers a large amount of effective jump scares, her kills are quite emotional and disturbing.”

Eventually the Detective Pikachu audience was relocated to a theatre actually playing Detective Pikachu.

Honestly, this whole affair could serve as the premise of a future Conjuring movie — just don’t take a bunch of Pokemon-loving kids to see it.

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